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Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm PDT
who is going to win the election? and do you remember sarah silverman's great schlep video, the makers of that video are out with this video. >> grandma, grandpa, can we talk? >> (vo)answer: pour disaronno into a flute glass and top with prosecco. brought to you by disaronno. be originale. ♪ >> jennifer: on the campaign front, i don't know about you, but i am totally loving the news today. no matter how hard the right-wing tries to hide it polls across the board are showing how unpopular mitt romney is. there is this new survey from bloomberg news which fines the most unpopular living u.s. president, that would be president george w. bush has a higher rating than gop candidate mitt romney. 46 to 43%. president bush is also more popular than the entire current republican party. are you shocked? actually i'm not. if the romney campaign were smart, they should realize they should stop drinking from the gop spiked kool-aid and start fighting for u.s. citizens. back with us is democratic strategist and syndicated columnist karl frisch. he is in washington, d.c., and joining us here is che
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
the choice in this election is clear. i couldn't have said it better myself. >> jennifer: i can now tell you exactly what mitt romney is going to say in wednesday's presidential debate, and i'm going to tell you how you back home can rebut his claims. how do i know what he is going to say? because a talking point's memo from the campaign to romney's surrogates and allies it was leaked today. i know from experience that a memo coming like this just two days before a debate it is intended to prepare the surrogates and allies to parrot really the candidate to repeat and reinforce his position on every issue. so you are ready to hear it and it makes his ability to defend at the debate that much so that's what this memo is all about. wednesday's debate is going to focus on three of the most contentious issues of the campaign. the focus will be on the role of government, the economy and health care. mitt romney has a history of shall we sa waffling a little bit on these important issues we even have a collection of mitt's flip flops here inside the war room but this suggests where his pos
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Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm PDT
further. a minor miracle will no longer do it. so barring a major miracle, i'm calling the election right now. it's already over. i know a lot of you are thinking don't jinx it. jinxes are for another thing. but in reality i'll show you why this thing is already over. how is mitt romney doing in running a campaign. look at these numbers 61% saying he is doing a poor job, unfavorable, 35% favorable. this number tells you, the way you run your campaign is a disaster. and that's not just democrats and independents, that's even republicans saying, jesus what are you doing? all right. we're just getting warmed up. let's go to the 47% comments. about how he doesn't care about 47% of the country are going to hurt him big time. he was already massively down in the polls 12 days ago. and i said wait until you get aload of this polls after the 47-% remark. when asked about it 54% of the country viewed him unfavorable. then in florida, show me that number again. how many are you familiar with the marks, 89%. so everybody heard it. but in a critical state like florida. but it is like this all o
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm PDT
2004 nevada state election officials looked into allegations that sproul . . . democrats who had registered through sproul's group, later told the reno gazette journal their names were not on the rolls when they went to vote. that same year democratseptors leahy, and kennedy sent a letter asking for an immediate investigation against sproul. and nothing happened. and now nathan sproul is back. according to the l.a. times, the republican national committee paid sproul's company, $3 million to recommendster vote fors in colorado nevada north carolina, and virginia this year. and the romney campaign paid sproul an additional $70,000 for five month's of work but he is being investigated again. florida election officials aledge that sproul's company submitted over 100 fraudulent registrations this year. they dismissed the incident of this fraud as the case of quote, one bad apple in an organization. this from the party that has otherwise by screaming about voter fraud all year. when it comes to voter fraud me thinks the republican party protest too much. joining me now is lee fang, wh
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
in the toss-up column. there are 36 days until the election. this election actually despite everything you are hearing it is still up in the air. so don't count your chickens folk. back with us from washington, d.c. is peter fenn, and joining me here inside "the war room," duf sundheim. duf, let me start with you, because of all of the polls that have been out lately there has been some movement of republican money. there have been in fact fox business news is reporting that some of mitt romney's new york donors are taking their money to the house and senate. and that trend reflects an increasing level of anxiety both with the nature of the romney campaign, and polls show president obama has a lead in swing states that some republicans think is insurmountable. do you think it's too soon? >> yes. you are going to see some anxiety, you are at a football game, and people start leaving for the exits way too early. >> jennifer: i think we're going to have to follow the money. though. peter after all of the millions that have already been donated how important it is for campaigns
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
this mean, charlie? that they think president obama is getting re-elected? >> yes, you have key republican donors many in new york, i know a lot of big money guys here. that money, from what i understand, is starting to be diverted to the house and senate races. that is not good news for mitt romney. >> cenk: there you have it on fox business saying it is over. they're diverting the money. we were going to count for you how many days it took before the recommendation gave in, and it turns out it only took 14 days after the tape was released showing mitt romney's 47% comment. that's when we start started the "countdown." it's already over. rich owners saying this guy cannot win let's at least try to save the senate and the house. damn that hurts. this is the reason why. right now "huffington post" with the announcement if the election was held today, when would be the likely outcome. he only needs 270 to win. even the associated press, which is much more conservative has president obama has 271, already locked up, which means he would win the election. romney is only at 206. furt
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
point there, the national polls were really tight. but we don't elect our president by the national polls. it is through the electoral college. >> stephanie: yeah. and the other number he apparently didn't want to mention is the fox news poll. which shows obama way ahead. >> that's where things get inconvenient. >> stephanie: yeah. he is at the point where he is approaching double digits in florida, ohio and virginia and the calculus said -- calculus from my right-wing friends is an advanced form of math -- the calculus said if romney didn't win florida he could not come up with the electorates to win at all. and now not only is he losing florida, but he is losing ohio and virginia, and most of the other swing states as well. >> stephanie: pennsylvania. >> yeah, this could be the first election since the '70s that one of the parties ticket did not win any of their home states and mitt romney has two. >> stephanie: apparently the treese and the polls not the right height in michigan or anywhere. newt gingrich >> romney campaign has yet to find a way of explaining itself and laying ou
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
president but if elected there would be no more protections. we're coming back after the break. >> i wouldn't be where i am today if it wasn't for capella university. i go to work every day and know that i make a difference. when patients leave this office they have hope in their eyes. it make me feel like i'm really doing what i was meant to do. they have given me the tools that i need to be the best "me" that i can be. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: karl rove accuses >> good morning. i'm jamal simmons in for bill press here on "the bill press show." it's a good morning to be here in washington, d.c. and i'm with the wonderful crew that got me out here. i'm on training wheels, they're holding the back of the bike keeping me steady. thank you all for bearing with me this morning. eliot spitzer's going to join us in a minute. we've got he had mcmorris from talking points memo. we're going to talk about the debate. there's news with the president of the united states, paul ryan. we'
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
on middle income families. >> obama: now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> romney is saying he would push for tax relief is another flip-flop. from his statement a few weeks ago that we should not expect a huge cut in taxes if he's elected president. we'll do some fact checking for you in the next current news update. despite the lies and contradictions from romney, a new cnn poll says 67% of voters do think he won the debate. more bill press coming up after the break. stay with us. you're about to watch an ad message created by a current tv viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journey is different every possibility is unique. but the beginning, the beginning is my craft. i'm an ordinary person striving to achieve extraordinary things. it started with a dream and i'm on my way there. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: karl rove accuses commerce secretary j
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Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm PDT
election. please please, please register to vote. it is your right. we've made it'. go to current.com/"the war room" and click on the button and register. we'll see you tomorrow night. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." president obama tells world leaders at the united nations they must join the fight against the violent extremism that claimed the lives of four americans in libya while mitt romney outlines his plans to marry free enterprise to foreign aid at the clinton global initiative. paul ryan finds an employee's union he can actually support. starting with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: th
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
every single voter engaged. as you know from your lifetime in politics elections are long and very complicated processes, a lot can happen in 40 days, so we'll keep pushing forward until the end of this thing. in terms of the economic questions for the president he is going to do what he has done throughout this campaign, where we started and what he inherited. we boss 3.5 million jobs headed into the first six months before he took the oaf value office. and what he has done to move us forward. and we're going to talk about the things we want to do and the plans he has to move us forward. some of the plans are on the table and have been obstructed by congress like the american jobs act, and some of these plans he has outlined on the stump and in our advertising, in terms of the energy solution investments in education and infrastructure. so we'll talk about how to move forward billing off of the last four years. >> eliot: all of that is clear and i think correct. but it doesn't fully answer what will happen. john boehner odds are, is still likely to be speaker of the house. >> sure
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Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
? >> al gore: oh i think they do matter. it is the last thing between the conventions and the election and it's really the only occasion in the key period when as many -- tens of millions of voters, probably 50 million tonight, who knows see both candidates on equal footing, face-to-face, yeah, i think they matter. >> cenk: i went back and looked at the debates and who won them in the insta polling. eight out of the last nine have gone to the democrats. but the media spin afterwards is enormous. vice president gore actually won by seven points according to the american people and then the media spun it. how much does that matter? >> al gore: i think it matters a huge amount and it underscores what you said at the beginning of the show. now that we have social media, the people don't have to depend as much on the spinners. i remember after the first debate, my partisans there certainly felt as the instant polls showed that i had done really well, and the bush people -- they had long faces, and they -- they felt the exact opposite, and i remember bill daily telling the people who were pr
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
day, man it is go time! ♪ >> we have forces of corruption at work in our elections here in pennsylvania. >> if there's one person that is committing voter fraud, then that that negates my vote it is one too many. >> i know the democrats are counting on it and they want it to happen. they want the option to cheat. it is why they are so opposed to inviter id. >> i want to know if anybody is going to ask the democratic party if they are engiejed in voter fraud. >> look at this. >> cenk: now republicans for so long have been saying voter fraud, oh, my god, now we have to pass all of the voter id laws. in pennsylvania they went to court and couldn't find a single instance of voter fraud, but now to be fair we have just found voter fraud, and guess who is doing it? the republicans. of course! of course it's the republicans! now it started in florida and has gotten much larger. we found this local report in palm beach county in florida. watch. >> a national firm has collected hundreds of thousands of a dollars from the state republican party of florida. their mission is to get out
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Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
weeks before the election, he is saying his big bold idea is never mind and the fact is that if you are lowering the rates the way you describe, governor, then it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. now governor romney and i do share a deep interest in encouraging small business growth. so at the same time that my tax plan has already lowered taxes for 98% of families i also lowered taxes for small businesses 18 times, and what i want to do is continue the tax rates -- the tax cuts that we put into place for small businesses and families but i have said that for incomes over $250,000 a year that we should go back to the rates that we had when bill clinton was president when we created 23 million new jobs, went from deficit to surplus, and created a whole lot of millionaires to boot. and by doing that, we cannot only reduce the deficit, encourage job growth through small businesses but we're also able to make the investmen
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Sep 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
best way to understand the state of the election. and for that, you've got to go to the swing states. and sorry, mitt, but the pictures there are not much better. a "new york times" cbs quinnipiac poll shows that big margins exist among likely swing state voters. in pennsylvania, the president is up big. 54% to romney's 42%. he leads romney 53% to 44% in florida and in ohio, he leads by a full 10 points! 53% to 43%. the last one is really important because if history is any guide the road to the white house really does run through ohio. no republican has ever won the white house without winning the state of ohio. no democrat has done it for over a half a century. so both candidates are in the state today and not believe me, for the first time. in fact, they have made these two candidates a combined 68 visits there this but today, romney was trying out a brand new strategy. which was expressing emotion. he replaced his usual stories about small business owners succeeding all on their own with stories about people struggling economically. >> i've been across this country, my heartaches
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Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
effect this election. >> we've come like moses today not to say let my people go but we've come today to say let my people vote. >> jennifer: let my people vote. you'll remember this was the law that would have disenfranchised as many as 750,000 people in pennsylvania. mostly young people and minorities and a top republican lawmaker had boasted in june that it would give the state to mitt romney. pennsylvania's actually part of a wider trend. measures to restrict voting are being stymied in courts in wisconsin, texas florida arizona, south carolina, and ohio. stymied by the court system. but the not so good news is that these laws are not going away. the pennsylvania law has just been suspended not struck down and other state courts are likely going to consider similar restrictions. pennsylvania is not even seen as a swing state anymore. the president now leads by 8 points according to an average of the polls from real clear politics and both candidates have actually pulled their ads and their money there. but the heat is on in ohio. where early voting started today. over a thir
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
out to be able to cast their vote at the cuyahoga county board of elections. state senator nina turner was very first and said the long line is symbolic of how important voting is in ohio. cleveland mayor frank jackson also showed up for some moral support. so far 32% of republicans have requested early ballots. and 26% of democrats. and these early votes in ohio could really be symbolic. mitt romney likely will not become president unless he can take ohio. more john fuglesang coming up on the "full court press" after the break. stay with us. you're about to watch an ad message created by a current tv viewer for capella university. matter. >> i work with adults with developmental disabilities. growing up i had a single mother of four and people in the community were so helpful when they didn't even have much themselves. seeing people and their hardships made me want to make a difference in people's lives to give them hope. receiving a masters degree would open the doors for me to get into a management position where i would be able to do more for people. health matters to all of
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
us. decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> you're going to hear that (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv. this is the "bill press show." >> bill: 40 days to go now until this election is all over. and we got a deal for the referees and the nfl! how about it! they finally had to get together and resolve this damn thing. fans wouldn't take it any longer. what do you say? good to see you people. here on this thursday, september 27. welcome to the "full court press." here on current tv for the next three hours. on your local progressive talk radio show for the next three hours on sirius x.m. this hour only. good to have you with us wherever you happen to be in this great country of ours. we're coming to you live coast-to-coast from our nation's capital, washington, d.c. where you'll find
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
interested in this particular election, it should be an interesting week ahead. president obama is in henderson nevada where he's practicing for the next couple of days. both the president and mitt romney's camps are trying to lower expectations so that if someone does particularly well, it will be an apparent surprise. we heard over the weekend that mitt romney is working on some hard-hitting one-liners because he has that well-timed sense of humor thing. here's the president in response to that news. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. governor romney is a good debater. >> not so sure if he's a good zinger. the presidential last debate was back in 2008. he and mitt romney have never gone head to head. romney does need a win to make this a game changer. the match-up will be wednesday night in denver and of course, we know that you'll be tuned in right here to current tv tv for all of our pre and post-debate coverage. 83% of respondents to a new abc news poll said they're interested in the debates as well. so you're in good com
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Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm PDT
said the day it was released was the day that mitt romney lost the election. i wouldn't go that far except to say that it was yet another unforced error that continued to bring the focus on to romney and not president obama. looking forward to the debate perhaps that's a chance for mitt romney to shift the focus. we're starting to see him try to make the case in a more empathetic way. this video that he cut recently this new ad where it's a straight to camera delivery. we're going to need to see more of that, but it's really a tough hill for him to climb because so much of the negative focus has been on him for so many weeks now. >> eliot: i think you are right, josh. and this is the -- the debates are his hail mary maybe he'll get some assist from some bad referees who will call the play the wrong way. what should he do to get the completion in the end zone? >> i think when the debates matter is when somebody makes a really big unforced error like gerald ford insisting there is no soviet domination of poland. the problem is the president is pretty good at this. so i think it will b
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
? >> but we came any way. >> we came any way. >> anyway, what are we now the election is 31 days? are we that close. >> it will be 37. >> 36 or 37 days. >> we're going underwater for the underwater walrus run. rush limbaugh with--i can't do the voice--conspiring to suppress voters. here is the underwater walrus himself. >> they're designed to do exactly what i have warned you to be vigilant about, and that is to depress you and to suppress your vote. >> the top reasons why mitt romney should appear on the late show. number five, cameras are hit hidden. number three the chance to win back the lazy free loader vote. >> michael was splashed with water by the political candidate who is under investigation by the fbi. >> i'm sorry to bother you. >> the number one reason why mitt romney should appear on the late show,down, john mccain once blew us off. how did that turn out? >> eliot: i love david letterman. they're back and they opened shop again to answer the constitution's (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the presidential debate. with
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Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. ♪ >> announcer: radio meets television, the "bill press show." now on current tv. >> bill: so bill clinton even weighed in yesterday in the middle of the clinton global initiative on the nfl refs controversy, so it was -- bill clinton, barack obama, paul ryan, mitt romney at some point % said something about it. finally something that all americans can agree on yeah except the stupid nfl owners. jim is calling from highland park, illinois. >> caller: hey, bill. i'm a great fan of yours. i say vote for [ inaudible ] against paul ryan, but mitt romney missed his opportunity to ask one of his football owner friends to fix the problem. >> bill: good point. he is the guy that identifies with the nfl owners not the players, right? >> caller: exactly. >> bill: good point. if anybody can get those guys together it is mitt romney. they are his buds. and dan snyder i mentioned him. he is giving a fund raiser for mitt romney at his house. there you go. joanne in phoenix, arizona. hi, joanne.
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
police (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> seeing you fall apart it's sad and beautiful. >> stephanie: i've been watching it for 20 years now. "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 1-800-steph-12 toll free. i remember my first obama rally in 2008. you pretty to be a normal person and as it turns out, she wasn't. she was kerry washington. famous act receipt. famous actress. hi kerry. >> hi, stephanie. so good to talk to you. >> stephanie: you are. you're one of those who's that persons. people are like wow! who's that. >> i became a forever fan at that rally. you are so smart and so hilarious and so pervy. >> stephanie: thank you. obviously people know you best. you played everybody's wife. ray charles' wife -- >> that's right. i would be both of thos
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
seriously and that they want to participate in this election. we've been energizing people across the nation to oppose these efforts to suppress the vote but also to encourage people not to be deterred, frustrated intimidated or this and to get out and vote. >> jennifer: in fact you wrote about bullies at the ballot box. so tell us exactly what you meant by that. who is bullying? >> this quote that true to vote wants people to vote as though the police are in their rear-view mirror. >> jennifer: describe that for a second. people who have been watching the show know that. >> true the vote is an effort that is underway to "protect voter integrity" at least that's the stated purpose. but the real purpose we think is to harass and intimidate voters all across the nation. their statement has been we want people to vote as though the police are in their rear-view mirror. in other words it's really a threat to people exercising their democratic right. we've out there, the national urban league is a nonpartisan way, in states across the nation, working at the grassroots level with phone bank
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
happening. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> it shows her pleasant disposition -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> her morning hums are what help bet me out of bed. >> stephanie: it is the character of mike the engineer everybody. that means something has gone horribly awry. >> so perhaps we're talking to nobody right now. >> stephanie: maybe. hey, guess what we're having jen psaki on the show. and it's so weird because i brought sushi today. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: mitt romney says the debate is not about winning. >> oh. [ applause ] >> stephanie: that's because he is going to lose. >> all right. take care then. bye-bye. >> the lakes. the end of the lakes. pancakes. >> stephanie: yeah, he is just goi
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Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
war room." it is 42 days until the election. please please, please register to vote. it is your right. we've made it'. go to current.com tomorrow morning. we'll see you next time. >> welcome to young turks. mitt romney and president obama are competing for bill clinton's attention. >> a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> president clinton, thank you for your very kind introduction, although i have to admit i really did like the speech a few weeks ago a little bit better. >> all right romney in that speech had a whopper about special interest. you know what i love about this show? facts. we're going to bring you facts about his top donors. will blow your mind. hows that for fun? you know mitt romney's best friend caused this. >> it was a scramble in the end zone and then a split decision. one says touchdown another says no. >> this is comical to me, really. >> how is mitt romney related to that? i'm going to prove that. you sit right here and you'll see exactly how he's related. it turns out our government has been lying to us about civilians killed in bro
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Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >> as with bill clinton he is enemies right at the moment of election where you have this hard core opposition as clinton did with newt gingrich. and then people say maybe he'll unleash in the second term. i think people are concerned with obama as well, who is the real obama. >> eliot: yeah. but we do know that mitt romney is being sunk but his apparently feelty to the far right. and david stockman said this guy is a joker. >> that's right. they look at romney and say this is too far. the right has gone to an extreme that we never would have envisioned or endorsed and the country cannot sustain. this deep of cut to the social net and economic engine will spell chaos. >> eliot: part of the reason for this is there is this huge chasm when the imagery of ronald reagan and the reality of how he governed. the article is titled "who is driving mitt," eric bates, executive editor of "rollingstone" magazine, thank you for time you tonight. >> thank then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe driving bonus check? what is that? so weird, right? my agent, tom, said... [ voic
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
very difficult. all i can say at this point he's not going to win on electability factor. he won't win on the relatability factor. >> eliot: likability, foreign policy economics. >> where he has some room to grow, i think is on substance. he needs to win the substance debate. that will be shown in upcoming debates. >> eliot: after watching for two years, he has to win the substance debate. he has how many days left? >> he's gotta provide more of a detailed, consistent plan that people can ingrate. >> he tried that with the secret fund-raising video. he said no, i agree. as one of my colleagues, it is romney has been all attack and no substance for this race. i think in ohio, it's quite interesting. vice president biden as we reported recently is living in ohio now. and then after those polls came out, a romney advisor told "buzzfeed" that romney's internal polling they claim is within the margin of error so they're disputing that it's true. >> eliot: took a poll of two people to the margin of error is 50%. they're nowhere close in ohio. >> the polls will close. it is the nature of
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
setting up the prestory for why mitt romney didn't get elected. >> caller: they're totally reaching and my second thing is, you know seeing newt gingrich with todd akin, it is despicable. this whole ralph reed thing, i sent you and chris a copy of the form. he's got this voter form and it was on rachel maddow last night. it is despicable. >> stephanie: newt gingrich will go to the opening of an envelope. the rapey guy? sure. >> caller: absolutely. i don't know. you know, remember with president obama and bill ayers and reverend wright, continually, defended himself. so why isn't mitt romney stepping away from these people? i don't agree with ralph reed or todd akin? he's not doing that. >> the plan is to step -- he's obviously cleared himself of newt gingrich a long time ago and todd akin, they came out directly against because they didn't have a choice and my favorite was that he kept saying i would have used different words. that kind of thing. he keeps saying i would have used different words like perhaps thate language is different than our syntax. >> stephanie: you were saying the pla
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
called the election. i think he's in huge, huge trouble. in tomorrow night's debate he needs a knockout punch. this is part of his problem the media loves to call everything even. find out if you analyze the substance, then you would be bias. that would not help mitt romney's cause any way. that would put him in bigger trouble. the last presidential debates, i love this fact. have you seen this? you probably saw it on "the young turks," and that's about it. the media, do you remember them saying, the declared winner is this guy. they said george bush was the winner of the al gore debate, wrong again, bob. eight out of the last nine presidential debates, gore-bush, bush-kerry obama-mccain won by the democrats. they were polled right after the debates the american people every single time. well eight out of nine, hey you know what, the democrat is the clear winner. so you never see that in the media. oh, my god, i got to be neutral so i'm going to ignore the facts and be neutral. i don't think that would help mitt romney's cause. god for bid if you looked at his promise, they're
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
away from the election and you're still humanizing your candidate you've got a problem. that's especially relevant in a state like ohio, a lot of middle class, working class voters, a state like virginia, a lot of white, working class voters. they've got a problem on their hands here. >> eliot: alina, you said and you've been following the money in this campaign. huge gobs of money being spent. i'm going to suggest something that's a little counterintuitive. i don't think the money matters as much as we think it does. with all of the money the republicans have spent, they were unable to shake the 47% video or the attack about mitt romney and his taxes or the imagery of bain capital. all of the money in the world can't change certain objective realities that the public sees. am i wrong about this? are people going to say maybe money isn't so outcome determinative. >> we do have examples, throwing a bunch of several million dollars into massive ad buys does lead to outcomes to remember newt gingrich in south carolina but i think in the end there is sort of a point, tipping point
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
-election at around 86% compared to 14% for mitt romney. the president got a boost today when a pennsylvania judge delayed implementing the state's voter i.d. law until after the november election. in denver, romney tried to improve his chances with hispanic voters say he would keep in place the president's executive order allowing undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children to get temporary visas. meanwhile, the ad wars continue. karl rove's super pac will reportedly spend $11 million over the next week to broadcast this ad in eight swing >> this is what president obama said the jobless rate would be if we pass the stimulus. 5.6%. but this is what the jobless rate actually is. 8.1%. the difference? about 3.7 million jobs. >> eliot: the obama campaign has a new ad of its own attacking romney's record on outsourcing at bain capital. >> a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment. even knowing that the firm promoted its prac
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
would have elected him. that's way too black. >> and in the same sense they didn't know that george bush was that type of country. >> stephanie: rudy giuliani. >> rich people have more money, they hire more people and spend more money. you should not raise taxes when the economy is in trouble. the economy is in more trouble today, so why is he in favor of raising taxes now, if he was opposed to it a year ago. >> stephanie: it's despicable. >> america's mayor everyone. if rich people hired more people when they had more money, we would have like an unemployment rate of zero at this point. rich people are doing so much better than they have ever done before, their tax rate is lower than it has ever been. they should be hiring people up the wa-zoo at this point. >> they are in china. >> yeah. and people like rudy giuliani get jobs to go on television, and if anybody should be unemployed it should be him. >> stephanie: that's right. thank you karl frisch. love you, mean it. >> all right. talk to you soon. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i'm sleepy this morning. bee in virginia. we have insta
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
one of those elections of a lifetime which vision for america to go to. so it is a lot of hype for this one and there is a feeling now with barack obama up in the polls, three points nationally but up in some -- almost all of the swing states he might be able to close the deal with the american people tomorrow night if he has a good performance. on the other hand, as governor chris christie said over the weekend, if mitt romney comes in and is able to hold his own or even get a few good jabs in, he could get a bit of a bounce. he's been struggling. this is an important debate. the first one's always important. it set acetone and tenor for the others. >> jennifer: i love the fact have these ringside seats for history in the making. have unearthed a radio clip from the very first -- as far as we know, the very first official presidential debate. it was from a primary match-up between thomas dewey and harold stacken in 1948. lea take a -- let's take a listen to dewey. >> i'm wholeheartedly, unswervingly against any esteemed laws outlawing people because of their religious political, s
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
mitt romney in the general election. he should have -- and he was expected to pivot to that in the general. and the really -- i think profound political question right now is what are the internal dynamics of the republican party because i don't think it is just mitt romney that made a general election candidate with a record like mitt romney's not embrace his own record. i think that's unprecedented in the sense that we expect general election nominees to tack back to the middle. he hasn't and he had a record where he could have. >> eliot: i think he's paying the prying for that. the calculus was this was not a campaign about persuasion. it was about passion and better to dig deeper into the republican party and show the grassroots that they had to get out and vote for the real conservative rather than try to tack to the middle. let's pivot to another issue where mitt romney has been a bit of the etch-a-sketch. immigration. where just today, i think he said he would not go back and what the president is doing with respect to the deferrals on deportation of kids who have been raise
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